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There are lots of things for kids to do at our show!
Touch and See Tables
Ask for a free sample of Serpentine, the California State Rock.
A favorite display for all ages. This is an area where you may touch the items on the table to examine and ask questions. Touch and See tables include Fossils and most of the rocks discussed in the California Earth Science Books for grades 2 - 8. Information is designed to reinforce STEM learning. Also check out the Velociraptor Walk-about!
Visit the Tethys Ocean Project
Stop by the Tethys Ocean Project exhibit to see Megalodon, the largest shark to swim the Earth, Great White Shark Jaws, and several other strange ancient fossils. The Schaffert family will be on hand to talk about the exhibit. And be sure to ask for a free shark tooth.
We will have REAL FOSSILS on Display! And a VELOCIRAPTOR WALK-ABOUT!
Velociraptor by Michael Wedermann from Pixabay
I Dig Gems and Fossils!
A favorite activity for kids! Buy a bag of dirt, screen it out and find the treasures hidden inside!
Another favorite for all ages! Buy rocks to take home!
Enjoy playing with the black magnetite sand and experience the fun of magnetics.
Stop by the Sand exhibit in building 1 to see what black sand looks like when Magnified ??? times.
Balchi-Col Lake, Naberejoye, Crimea, Ukraine
Red Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, New Zealand
Frangokastello Beach, Crete, Greece
The treasure hunt is a fun activity for children of all ages to find several items located throughout the display cases. Take time to search with your children for each item then after you have filled in your treasure hunt form, turn in for a GRAB BAG from the treasure chest!
Wheel of Fortune
Our Wheel of Fortune is a large wheel with numbers on it. You spin it and watch it until it stops on a number. You get to keep the item that is sitting on that number! You might win a tumbled rock, petrified wood, dino bone or even a thunder egg
Buy a geode and watch as it is cut in half to expose the internal beauty!
Be the first person in the world to see the inside of the geode that was cut just for you.
There are several sizes of geodes to select from.
The fluorescent room continues to expand each year with the addition of new and interesting exhibits. It's exciting to see dull, ugly rocks burst into amazing fluorescent colors when they are exposed to different UV lighting.
Depression era Vaseline glass
Bead Bracelet Table
Learn how to make a colorful bracelet from natural stone beads. It's fun and easy to do!
Learn how to pan for real gold from the experts. The Delta Gold Diggers will teach you the proper way to pan. And you get to take home real gold!